Jennifer Morris focuses on matters pertaining to museums, the art market, intellectual property, and cultural heritage. She joined Cultural Heritage Partners as an Associate with a wide range of research and field-based experience, both at home and abroad, in non-profit organizations and academic institutions. Jennifer’s work has taken her into places as diverse as German Wunderkammern (cabinets of curiosities), Czech archives, Appalachian churches, Greek convents, Sicilian archaeological digs, and Lao temple ruins.
After graduating summa cum laude with an A.B. from Duke University in Art, Art History, & Visual Studies, where she received the Nancy Kaneb Art History Award and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Jennifer pursued an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art & Archaeology at Princeton University. Her doctoral research focused on early modern German art, and she spent two years as the Samuel H. Kress Institutional Fellow at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich. She then completed a J.D. at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary while working as a research fellow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.
Jennifer shares her enthusiasm for culture and the humanities whenever possible. She has taught courses at William & Mary, the University of Maryland, and Thomas Nelson Community College, and she has interned at non-profit organizations like the International Foundation for Art Research, Partners Asia, the East West Management Institute, the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Loyola University Museum of Art in Chicago. During the summer of 2015, Jennifer spent three months teaching legal English in Mandalay, Myanmar, while conducting independent fieldwork on the state of historic preservation in the country.
She also maintains active membership in professional communities like the American Alliance of Museums, the College Art Association, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Virginia Association of Museums.
In the course of her studies, Jennifer received a number of awards and accolades, including fellowships and grants from the National Committee for the History of Art, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton, the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding at William & Mary, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
Jennifer is not yet admitted to the bar, and she works under the supervision of our partners.
When she is not working, Jennifer can usually be found at the stables with her two horses, Staros and Quetzalcoatl (“Quetzi”).